Being an iPhone enthusiast, you would probably be really excited and somewhat confused at the same time about the different iPhone versions available. Having made the decision to put your money on an iPhone, the next important decision is to choose which iteration of the device should be the one for you. Presently, three versions of Apple’s flagship smartphone rule the market; the iPhone 5s, 6 and 6 Plus. There are various factors depending on individual requirements that will make one of these versions seem suitable to you.
If you are new to the iPhone world, it makes more sense to opt for the newest versions, but in addition to that it depends on your needs and budget. If you are an existing ‘iPhoner’, then you have to make your mind if an upgrade is absolutely essential or if you can wait for the next rumored iteration. Your decision is made easy if your contract is due for an upgrade otherwise it’s a dilemma. Upgrading from an investment made just a year or so ago is certainly a big financial decision and hence an introspection along these lines makes sense. Getting to know these three models will equip you to make an informed choice.
Which iPhone Model Should I Buy?
Many Apple users have voiced out a gripe against iPhones vis-à-vis its screen size. With top Android phones having brilliant 5” screens, the iPhones were still were stuck with 4” screens. While this made the device more compact, it also dissuaded the users from fully experiencing the power of their smartphone due to limited real estate on their screen. Apple has remedied this criticism by making the latest iPhone 6 & 6 Plus with bigger screens. The iPhone 6 comes with a 4.7 inch screen and the 6 Plus has a whopping 5.5 inch screen making it the first iteration to cross the 5” screen size. The 6 Plus also has an increased pixel density of 401 ppi. These upgrades now provide a more diverse range for users with differing tastes and purposes.
The iPhone 6 might represent a great choice for a user who needs a decent sized screen, but doesn’t especially prefer a huge device in his or her hands. The balance between usability and portability is well proportioned in this model. The 4” screen of previous models clearly loses out in comparison with the amazing 4.7” screen in the iPhone 6. This model is also slightly cheaper and gives you a clear upgrade from your existing model without hampering with its size.
iPhone 6 Plus
The iPhone 6 Plus is Apple’s ‘phablet’ and the top-tier choice presently available. This iteration is great for people with an avid interest in mobile gaming, watching videos and movies on its vivid high resolution 5.5” display. It may also interest users who use business & productivity apps and wish for a larger screen to get their work done. The price is definitely steep and you should take it into account before upgrading. The portability factor takes a considerable hit due to the large screen and it looks like a behemoth when compared with last year’s iPhone 5s. Both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have the latest processor and GPU that promise high performance with reduced battery life consumption.
If you have a 5s currently, you need to decide what you need from either the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus if and when you upgrade. Apple has provided the iOS 8 upgrade to the 5s also and therefore you won’t be missing out on the software front. If you love the smaller iPhone screen that you own and don’t feel that you gain much from the 6 or 6 Plus, then you may even skip the 6 series upgrade and wait for the next release. The 5s has the fingerprint scanner and latest software so you can carry on with it without worry. On the other hand, you can also sell the iPhone 5s for a reasonably decent price and then upgrade to the 6 or 6 Plus thereby recouping your investment a bit.
If you own one of the older iPhone models like the 4s or 5c, it’s a great idea to upgrade to the 5s as it will be a marked boost to your smartphone experience. With a faster processor than the older versions, a better camera, the Touch ID fingerprint scanner and a lower price compared to last year, you can fetch a bargain. The 5s may cost you even less in the secondhand market. The cost versus convenience comparison will have to be done when upgrading from such an older version. If you have the resources, then it’s wiser to for the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus else the 5s is a great, dependable choice.